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    Email:       billetr@hasdk12.org

    Address:   Hazleton Area Academy of Sciences School
                      (HAAS) 40 Azalea Rd, Drums, PA 18222

    Phone:      (570) 459-3221 Ext. 88500
     

    Grade(s): 

    • 9-12   Gifted

    • (11th Grade) 
      Honors and Non Honors English 3           
    Subject (s): Language Arts and Teacher of the Gifted
     
    HAHS Gifted Website:  https://www.hasdk12.org//Domain/724
    Please visit the HAHS Gifted Website for all of the specific details and available activities.
     
    Classroom Overview
    for English III
     
    The junior year of high school is both rewarding and challenging. This is an important year for students, because they will be applying to colleges and they will be selecting their future course(s) of study. The English III course will help students prepare for college.
     
    Students will follow the HASD English III curriculum in order to better prepare them for their future educational plans and careers.  English III will follow the growth of America as it begins with the natives, early settlers, and Puritans.  This era will be studied through short works and poetry.  Students will then read three major works including The CrucibleOf Mice and Men, and The Great Gatsby.  Major writing assignments include a family tree narrative paper as well as two argumentative writing assignments.
     
    If time permits, additional material will be covered.  Class discussions, outside information, and dissenting views are not only welcomed but encouraged.

    Classroom
    Procedures
    Students must follow all Hazleton Area School District Policies.

    Little Arrow Arrive on time for class 
    Little Arrow Come to class prepared mentally, physically and emotionally
    Little Arrow Respect yourself and all property
     

    Students are required to join the Schoology Course:

    • Honors and Non Honos English 3 Period 6-7 
     
    Students should have a novel/reading book or work to do at all times
    Honors and Non-Honors
    English 3 Grading
    Policy

      

    Departmental Grading for all English Classes
     
    Participation = homework, class work,and class participation

     25%
    Final = cold read exams and unit performance tasks

     30%
    Tests = tests and quizzes with varying point values to determine weight

     25%
    Assignments = writing projects, projects, larger homework assignments etc....

     20%
     
    Late assignments are at the discretion of the teacher, and will be graded as late with up to 10 points off per day.
    Students will be informed as to the weight of the assignment when it is assigned.  
     
    Mandatory Homework

     

    Students are required to complete one hour of English SAT Preparation per week using Khan Academy/College Board online exercises.

    Students will link their College Board Account with their Khan Academy Account. By linking these two accounts students will automatically be enrolled in a scholarship contest sponsored by College Board.

    Mrs. Billet will receive weekly reports directly from Khan Academy throughout the semester. 

     

    Welcome Parents & Students!
    Thank you for visiting my website. Please visit often to get the latest news and information on what is happening in our class. If you have any questions about our program or a student's progress please don't hesitate to contact me! I am looking forward to working with you this year!
     
    **Parents if you would like to discuss your child's progress. You can email me at billetr@hasdk12.org.
     
    Or you can call me at the HAAS school at (570) 459-3221 Ext. 88500 or you can schedule a parent conference.

       
      What did we do today? (See Below) 
       
       
       
       
     Monday, December 16, 2019  Chapters 2 and 3 Vocabulary Quiz
     Friday, December 13, 2019

    FYI: Echolalia is a psychiatric term that’s used to describe what some people with mental disorders or autism tend to do, automatically repeat what they hear other people say.  Ther’s no meaning intended in echolalia—it’s simply a mechanical echoing of sounds.  Babies do this, when they’re learning to speak.

     FYI: A caterwaul is a yowl, a shriek, or loud cry.  If you’ve ever head two cats fighting, you know that a caterwaul sounds like.

    Review Chapters 2 and 3 The Great Gatsby Vocabulary 
    Chapters 2 and 3 Vocabulary Quiz will be Monday, December 16, 2019

    Chapters 2 and 3 Vocabulary Words The Great Gatsby

    1. Oculist =a medical doctor specializing in the treatment of the eye

    2. Apathetic =marked by a lack of interest

    3. Discreet =marked by prudence or modesty and wise self-restraint

    4. Rakish=marked by up-to-dateness in dress and manners 

    5. Immoderate =beyond reasonable limits  

    6. Languid =lacking spirit or liveliness 

    7. Hauteur =overbearing pride with a superior manner toward inferiors

    8. Mincing =affectedly dainty or refined

    9. Strident=unpleasantly loud and harsh

    10. Impassioned=characterized by intense emotion 

    11. Deft- skillful in physical movements, especially of the hands. 

    12. Ravage =a destructive action

    13. Gaudy =marked by conspicuous display 

    14. Permeate =spread or diffuse through 

    15. Innuendo =an indirect and usually malicious implication 

    16. Prodigality=the trait of spending extravagantly 

    17. Eddy=a miniature whirlpool or whirlwind 

    18. Vehement =marked by extreme intensity of emotions or convictions

    19. Cordial =politely warm and friendly 

    20. Staid =characterized by dignity and propriety 

    21. Tortuous= marked by repeated turns and bends 

    22. Vacuous =devoid of intelligence 

    23. Hydroplane =an aircraft that can land on or take off from water 

    24. Corpulent =excessively fat 

    25. Echolalia=mechanical and meaningless repetition of another's words 

    26. Convivial -occupied with or fond of the pleasures of good company

    27. Jaunty=having a cheerful, lively, and self-confident air I

    28. Asunder =into parts or pieces

    29. Dissension =a conflict of people's opinions, actions, or characters 

    30. Deplorable=bad; unfortunate

    31. Enjoin =give instructions to or direct somebody to do something 

    32. Tumultuous =characterized by unrest or disorder or insubordination 

    33. Discordant =lacking in harmony 

    34. Caterwaul =make a shrill and unpleasant screeching sound

     

     

     Thursday, December 12, 2019

     Asignments- Students are to read Chapters 3 and 4 of The Great Gatsby 
    and complete Chapter 3 and 4 Questions 
    Identify the page numbers where you found the answers
    Chapter 3 Questions The Great Gatsby BLANK

    Chapter 4 Questions The Great Gatsby BLANK

    Meyer Wolfsheim Description BLANK


    Listed below are Chapter 4 Vocabulary words from The Great Gatsby
    Please study and learn the words

    Students will be responsible for all Vocabulary Words

    Monday, students will have Vocabulary Quiz and Chapters 2 & 3
    Chapter 4 Vocabulary words from The Great Gatsby
                 

    1. Punctilious=marked by precise accordance with details

    2. Labyrinth=complex system of paths in which it is easy to get lost

    3. Disconcerting=causing an emotional disturbance

    4. Elicited=called forth from a latent or potential state by stimulation

    5. Obscure=not clearly understood or expressed

    6. Luxuriate=enjoy to excess

    7. Somnambulist=someone who walks about in their sleep

    8. Juxtaposition=the act of positioning close together

    9. Succulent=tasty and full of juice

    10. Engrossed=giving or marked by complete attention to

    11. Wan=deficient in color suggesting physical or emotional distress

    12. Defunct=no longer in force or use; inactive

    13. Obstinate=marked by tenacious unwillingness to yield

    14. Vestige=an indication that something has been present

    15. Confounding=that confounds or contradicts or confuses

    16. Corrugated=shaped into alternating parallel grooves and ridges

    17. Scanty=lacking in extent or quantity

    18. Nebulous=lacking definite form or limits

    19. Laudable=worthy of high praise

    20. Insidious=working or spreading in a hidden and usually injurious way

    21. Contemptuous=expressing extreme scorn

    22. Reverie=an abstracted state of absorption

    23. Savory=pleasing to the sense of taste

    24. Turgid=ostentatiously lofty in style

    25. Florid=elaborately or excessively ornamented

    26. Debauchee=a dissolute person

    27. Antecedent=a preceding occurrence or cause or event

    28. Ingratiate=gain favor with somebody by deliberate efforts

    29. Foliage=the aggregate of leaves of one or more plants

    30. Profusion=the property of being extremely abundant

    31. Lethargic=deficient in alertness or activity

    32. Euphemism=an inoffensive expression substituted for an offensive one

    33. Obtrusive=sticking out; protruding

    34. Menagerie=a collection of live animals for study or display

    35. Dilatory=wasting time

    36. Combustion=a reaction of a substance with oxygen to give heat and light

    37. Despairingly=with desperation

    38. Boisterously=in a carefree manner

    39. Abyss=a bottomless gulf or pit

    40. Inviolate=(of a woman) having the hymen unbroken

    41. Precipitately=at breakneck speed

    42. Append=fix to; attach

    43. Vicariously=indirectly, as, by, or through a substitute

     

    Wednesday, December 11, 2019

    2-Hour Delay today (Shortened period)

    Returned Act 1 The Crucible Tests

    Today- Make-up test Vocabulary Chapter 1 The Great Gatsby

     

    Assignment-  Students are to learn Chapter 2 and 3 Vocabulary Words

     

    Asignments- Students are to read Chapter 2 and 3 of the Great Gatsby
    and complete Chapter 2 and 3 Questions 
    Identify the page numbers where you found the answers

     

    Chapter 2 Questions Blank The Great Gatsby
    Identify the page numbers where you found the answers

     

    Jay Gatsby Description BLANK

     Tuesday, December 10, 2019

     Vocabulary Test Chapter 1

    East Egg West Egg Worksheet 

    Describe and write notes on the 3 locations (A.) (B) and (C).  Who lives at each property? Do they rent or own the home? Rental cost?  Type of architecture?  Architecural details? Are they noveau riche? Describe why or why  they are old money or new money (noveau riche)?

     

    Ashes and Elegance Worksheet Please complete

     

    Color Coded Characters Worksheet 

    Gathering Information Blank Worksheet

    Assignment Read Chapter 2 of The Great Gatsby

     Monday, December 9, 2019

     Jay Gatsby Description BLANK

     

    Myrtle Wilson Description BLANK

     

    George Wilson Description BLANK

     

    Chapter 1 Questions BLANK  

     

    Chapters 2 and 3 Vocabulary Words The Great Gatsby

    1. Oculist =a medical doctor specializing in the treatment of the eye

    2. Apathetic =marked by a lack of interest

    3. Discreet =marked by prudence or modesty and wise self-restraint

    4. Rakish=marked by up-to-dateness in dress and manners 

    5. Immoderate =beyond reasonable limits  

    6. Languid =lacking spirit or liveliness 

    7. Hauteur =overbearing pride with a superior manner toward inferiors

    8. Mincing =affectedly dainty or refined

    9. Strident=unpleasantly loud and harsh

    10. Impassioned=characterized by intense emotion 

    11. Deft- skillful in physical movements, especially of the hands. 

    12. Ravage =a destructive action

    13. Gaudy =marked by conspicuous display 

    14. Permeate =spread or diffuse through 

    15. Innuendo =an indirect and usually malicious implication 

    16. Prodigality=the trait of spending extravagantly 

    17. Eddy=a miniature whirlpool or whirlwind 

    18. Vehement =marked by extreme intensity of emotions or convictions

    19. Cordial =politely warm and friendly 

    20. Staid =characterized by dignity and propriety

    21. Tortuous= marked by repeated turns and bends 

    22. Vacuous =devoid of intelligence 

    23. Hydroplane =an aircraft that can land on or take off from water 

    24. Corpulent =excessively fat 

    25. Echolalia=mechanical and meaningless repetition of another's words

    26. Convivial -occupied with or fond of the pleasures of good company

    27. Jaunty=having a cheerful, lively, and self-confident air I

    28. Asunder =into parts or pieces

    29. Dissension =a conflict of people's opinions, actions, or characters

    30. Deplorable=bad; unfortunate

    31. Enjoin =give instructions to or direct somebody to do something 

    32. Tumultuous =characterized by unrest or disorder or insubordination 

    33. Discordant =lacking in harmony 

    34. Caterwaul =make a shrill and unpleasant screeching sound

     

     Friday, December 6, 2019

     A few additonal questions about F. Scott Fitzgerald

    1. What did his parents do for a living?

    2. When did he publish his first work?

    3. Was he a good student?

    4. Did he attend boarding school?

    5. When was The Great Gatsby published? 
    The Great Gatsby was published by Charles Scribner's Sons on April 10, 1925.
    Fitzgerald called Perkins on the day of publication to monitor reviews: "Any news?"

    Please complete the following handouts:

    Daisy Buchanan Profile Blank

    Jordan Baker Description Blank

    Tom Buchanan Description Blank

    Nick Carraway Description Blank

     

     

     Thursday, December 5, 2019

     

    Today: Students were given copies of the novel The Great Gatsby

    The Great Gatsby (Full Text) (Students can read the novel online).

    Click on the following link: 

    http://gutenberg.net.au/ebooks02/0200041.txt

     

    Assignment:

    In class today, after seeing a few minutes of Fitzgerald's biography, students flexed out and completed the questions below.  Answers to questions are due Friday, 12-5-19 before 11:00 am. Answers need to be uploaded on Schoology's drop box.

    Assignment: 

    All students are to read Chapter 1 of The Great Gatsby.  Please review Chapter 1 Vocabulary below.

     

    Showed the first 9 minutes of a biography on F. Scott Fitzgerald 
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cCfUsaX5F10
     

    BBC Sincerely F Scott Fitzgerald

     

    The Great Gatsby (Full Text)

    Click on the following link: http://gutenberg.net.au/ebooks02/0200041.txt

     Scott Fitzgerald Biography Questions.

    1.Where was he born?

    2. Did his family have money?

    3. What type of high school did he attend?

    4. What college did he attend?

    5. Did he serve in the military? And if so, what war and what was his rank?

    6. Did he ever marry?

    7. Does he have any famous relatives?

    8.Early in his life, besides writing he worked in this field ____________________

    9.How many books did he write?

    10.Besides books what did he write_______________

    11.When and where did he die?

    12.Upon his death, was he happy with his career?

    13.What was his wife’s name and where was she from?

    14.Did he have any children? And if so, what were their names?

    15.Where and how did is wife die?

    16.What was the name of F. Scott Fitzgerald's first published novel?

    17.What was the title of Zelda Fitzgerald's only published novel?

    18.F. Scott Fitzgerald lived during the Roaring Twenties. This time period also had another name, what is it_________________________?

    19. Toward the end of his life, he had this occupation?

    20. During his life, did he suffered from any ailment?

    21. At the time of F. Scott Fitzgerald's death, what novel was he working on?

    22. Who was Ginevra King Pirie? And what influence did she have on his life?  

    23. Did he ever write a biography?

    24. FYI: The Fitzgeralds lived for a time in Great Neck, New York. Great Neck became the model for West Egg in the town depicted in The Great Gatsby.

     Wednesday, December 4, 2019

     

     2 hour delay

    Finished watching The Crucible

     

    Showed the first 9 1/2 minutes of the History Channel Documentary on the Real Salem Witch Trials

    History Channel Documentary - Salem Witch Trials

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fJi5J4pmR5s

     

    Tomorrow- Make-up tests for The Crucible

    Tomorrow- Start The Great Gatsby

    The Gatsby Packet

    The Great Gatsby Packet Blank Revised Dec 4 2019

     F Scott Fitzgerald Biography PowerPoint

     

     Tuesday, December 3, 2019  

    Chapter 1 The Great Gatsby Vocabulary Words

    Please write the words and the definition in your notebook.  You will have a quiz on the words on Friday, December 6, 2019

    1, Reserved=marked by self-restraint and reticence

    2. Privy= informed about something secret or not generally known

    3. Feign=give a false appearance of

    4. Levity= a manner lacking seriousness

    5. Tolerance= willingness to respect the beliefs or practices of others

    6. Riotous=unrestrained by convention or morality

    7. Scorn=lack of respect accompanied by a feeling of intense dislike

    8. Elation= a feeling of joy and pride

    9. Solemn= characterized by a firm belief in your opinions

    10. Epigram= a witty saying

    11. reproach=a mild rebuke or criticism

    12. Supercilious= having or showing arrogant disdain or haughtiness

    13. Fractious= stubbornly resistant to authority or control

    14.Wistful= showing pensive sadness

    15.Reciprocal =concerning each of two or more persons or things

    16. Wan =deficient in color suggesting physical or emotional distress

    17. Compel =force somebody to do something

    18. Unobtrusive =not undesirably noticeable

    19. Complacency = the feeling you have when you are satisfied with yourself

    20.Extemporize =perform or speak without preparation

    21. Subdued= in a softened tone

    22. Hardy= invulnerable to fear or intimidation

    23. Turbulent= characterized by unrest or disorder or insubordination

    24. Sedative =tending to soothe or tranquilize

    25. Contemptuous= expressing extreme scorn

    26. Anon =(old-fashioned or informal) in a little while

    27. Libel= a false and malicious publication

    28. Peremptory= offensively self-assured or exercising unwarranted power

    29. Bellows a mechanical device that blows a strong current of air

    30. Intimation =an indirect suggestion

     

     

    If time allows please do Khan Academy. .

     Tuesday, November 26, 2019

     Administer the CDT English Composition Grade 6- High School

    The Crucible Movie

    History Channel VCR Tape (Salem Witch Trial)

    VCR is behind Mrs. Baloga's desk

     

     Monday, November 25, 2019

     Administer the CDT English Composition Grade 6- High School

    The Crucible Movie

    History Channel VCR Tape (Salem Witch Trial)

    VCR is behind Mrs. Baloga's desk

     

     Friday, November 22, 2019  Administer the CDT English Composition Grade 6- High School
     Thursday, November 21, 2019

     Act IV

    Act IV The Crucible Packet BLANK

     Wednesday, November 20, 2019

     Act II The Crucible Test (Today) and Make-Up Act 1 Tests

    • Students are to work independently on the test.

    • Students are required to do only 1 essay of the two. Students are required to provide an introductory sentence; that includes:  Title of work, author, type of work and students are required to rephrase the question into a statement.  Essay responses require detailed examples.

    • Please collect tests when students are done.
    • When students are done they can start reading Act IV to themselves and they can do the corresponding questions that are online.
    • Remind the students that questions for Act I, Act II, and Act III of The Crucible are due and should be submitted via Schoology.
    • Please do not flex the students per Mrs. Ernst’s instructions unless it is a HAAS Staff member.

    • Following the test student can read Act IV to themselves and start Act IV Questions.
    • ct I The Crucible Packet BLANK

      Act II The Crucible Packet BLANK

      Act III The Crucible Packet BLANK

      Act IV The Crucible Packet BLANK

     

     Tuesday, November 19, 2019

     

     

     Today- Students read Act iiI- Assigned parts

    Pair share assignment 

    Students need to know the followng vocabulary for Act II

    1. Goody- Mister

    2. Goodman- Mrs.

    3. Blasphemy- Sinful act or remark

    4. Abomination- Something that causes great horror or disgust

    5. Gingerly- Cautiously

    6. Quail- Cringer from

    7. Theology- The study of religion

    8. Deference- Courteous regard or respect

    9. Base- Low; mean

    10. Avidly- Eagerly

    11. Ameliorate- Make Better

    12. Pallor- Paleness

     

    Students need to know the followng vocabulary for Act III

    1. Contentious- Argumentative

    2. Deposition- The testimony of a witness made under oath but not in open court

    3. Imperceptible- Barerly noticeable

    4. Deferentially- In a manner that bows to  another's wishes; very respectfully

    5. Anonymity- Condition of being unknown

    6. Prodigious- Of great size, power, or extent

    7. Effrontery- Shameless; boldness

    8. Confounded=Confused, dismayed, Befuddled

    9. Incredulously- Skeptically

    10. Blanched- Whitenened; paled

    11. Dramatic Irony- Contradiction between what a character thinks and what the audience knows to be true

    12. Verbal Irony- a character says one thing but means something quite different

    13. Daft- Crazy; foolish

    14. Callously- Without feeling

    15. Lecher- Person who does indecent behavior

    16. Indignation- Anger

    17. Remorselessly- Without Regard, Mercilessly

    18. Perjury- Lying under oath

    19. Deception- Deceive


     Monday, November 18, 2019

    Read all of Act II, reviewed Vocabulary for Act II, Assignment due tomorrow:
    Act II The Crucible Packet Please complete Questions 1-9 (in complete sentences. Provide details when necessary) Toomorrow the class will do a group share exercise. 
    Act II The Crucible Packet BLANK
     Submit assignment on Schoology Assignment is due 11:00 am Tuesday Morning 11-19-19.

    Tomorrow- Act III

    Thursday, Act II and Act III Test.

     

    June 21, 1956, playwright Arthur Miller testified before the House Committee on Un-American Activities about his political leanings but refused to name others who had joined him in his pro-Communist undertakings. The committee had subpoenaed Miller after he sought to renew his passport.

     

    Act II The Crucible Packet BLANK


    Monday - if time allows will show the followng short movies:

    Sound Smart: Joseph McCarthy | History

     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lO7rTOZJGFo

    Joseph McCarthy's Downfall Was Accusing the Army of Communism

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lO7rTOZJGFo

    Frame By Frame: Hollywood Blacklisting

     Arthur Miller Biography PowerPoint


    Act II Crucible

    Assign parts

    Make-up tests Act I

     Friday, November 15, 2019  

     

    Act 1 Test today

    When students finished the test, they flexed out.  They instructed to review Act II's vocabulary and write the words
    in their notebooks and to start to read Act II to themselves.  Act II starts on page 1290.


    Act I Exercise 1289


    When to use (I) or (me)


    "I" should be used because it's the correct choice when it comes to subjects. It can also be helpful to consider the position of the word in the sentence. "I" is used before the verb, while "me" is almost always used after the verb (the exception being the predicate nominative).

     The object in a sentence as the entity that is acted upon by the subject. There is thus a primary distinction between subjects and objects that is understood in terms of the action expressed by the verb, e.g.
    Tom studies grammar
    Tom is the subject and grammar is the object.

    A dog is man's best friend. (A predicate nominative can also be a noun phrase, i.e., a noun made up of more than one word.) She will be the fairy. (A linking verb can consist of more than one word.)

    When to use (he) or (him)

    The forms he, she and they are used when a pronoun is the subject of a sentence. The forms him, her and them are used when a pronoun is the object of a sentence. The forms his, her, hers, their and theirs are possessive in nature.

    Review first
    Act 1 Test
    Friday - if time allows will show the followng short movies:

    Sound Smart: Joseph McCarthy | History

     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lO7rTOZJGFo

    Joseph McCarthy's Downfall Was Accusing the Army of Communism

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lO7rTOZJGFo

    Frame By Frame: Hollywood Blacklisting

     Arthur Miller Biography PowerPoint

     Thursday, November 14, 2019

     Thursday- Finished Act I, started review
    Tomorrow before the test a short review (Jeopardy Act I The Crucible, Flash cards, and Text Online Test Review Questions

    Test ACT I The Crucible Friday, November 15, 2019

     The Crucible and McCarthyism Background PowerPoint

    FYI: 
    Goodwife (Scots: Guidwife), usually abbreviated Goody, was a polite form
    of address for women, formerly used where "Mrs.", "Miss" and "Ms." would be used today.
    Its male counterpart is Goodman. However, a woman addressed by this title was of a
    lesser social rank than a woman addressed as Mistress.



    Arthur Miller Biography (Additional information from the textbook) 

    Act I The Crucible Packet BLANK

     

     Wednesday, November 13, 2019

     

     

     

     

     

    Students will need to know the following vocabulary for Act 1

    Today, Students are responsible to read and takes notes on pages 1254-1256, (You will be tested on this informaiton)


    Today, The class were assigned characters.  The class read pages 1258 to the middle of the page 1280.

    Homework Assignment: Act I Questions,  Due tomorrow 11:00 am Please submit the assignment  through schoology

    All teams need to answer the first three questions:

    1. What is dialogue? pg 1256
    2. What is stage direction? pg 1256
    3. What is dramatic exposition? pg 1256

     

     TEAM 1: Angelina's Table Do questions 1-14

    TEAM 2: Roger's Table Do  questions  14-28

    TEAM 3: Kittrick's Table Do quesionts 28- 41

    TEAM 4: Hunter's Table Do questions 41-53

    TEAM 5: Alexis's Table Do questions 53-66

     

     Arthur Miller Biography PowerPoint

    Arthur Miller Biography (Additional information from the textbook) 

    Act I The Crucible Packet BLANK

    Act II The Crucible Packet BLANK

    Act III The Crucible Packet BLANK

    Act IV The Crucible Packet BLANK

     

     

    The Crucible List of Characters and Descriptions

    John Proctor

    He is married to Elizabeth Proctor.   A stern, harsh-tongued man, John hates hypocrisy. Nevertheless, he has a hidden sin (he had an affair with Abigail Williams).  When the hysteria begins, he hesitates to expose Abigail as a fraud because he worries that his secret will be revealed and his good name ruined.

     

    Elizabeth Proctor

    She is married to John Proctor.   She is a mother.  Elizabeth is supremely virtuous, but often cold.  She employed Abigail.  Elizabeth Proctor is arrested and is placed on trial.

     

    Abigail Williams

    Reverend Parris’s niece. Abigail was once the servant for the Proctor household, but Elizabeth Proctor fired her after she discovered that Abigail was having an affair with her husband.  She is the leader of the girls in the village.  Abigail is smart, wily (sly), a good liar, and vindictive when crossed.

     

    Reverend  Paris

    Uncle to Abigail Williams.  His daughter’s name is Betty.  Reverend Paris cares more about his reputation than anything.

     

    Betty Paris

    Reverend Parris’s ten-year-old daughter. Betty falls into a strange stupor after Parris catches her and the other girls dancing in the forest with Tituba. Her illness and that of Ruth Putnam fuel the first rumors of witchcraft.

    She is a cousin to Abigail Williams... She is the third person in Salem to accuse people of witchcraft (after Tituba and Abby)

    Reverend John Hale

    A young minister reputed to be an expert on witchcraft. Reverend Hale is called in to Salem to examine Parris’s daughter Betty. Hale is a committed Christian and hater of witchcraft. His critical mind and intelligence saves him from falling into blind fervor. His arrival sets the hysteria in motion, although he later regrets his actions and attempts to save the lives of those accused.

     

    He quits the court when innocent people are killed.  He tries to get the condemned to confess so that they can live.

    Judge Danforth

     

    The deputy governor of Massachusetts and the presiding judge at the witch trials. Honest and scrupulous, at least in his own mind, Danforth is convinced that he is doing right in rooting out witchcraft.

    Mary Warren

     

    She is a servant in the Proctor household and a member of Abigail’s group of girls.  She is a timid girl, easily influenced by those around her, who tried unsuccessfully to expose the hoax and ultimately recanted her confession.

    Giles Corey

     

    An elderly but feisty farmer in Salem, famous for his tendency to file lawsuits. Giles’s wife, Martha, is accused of witchcraft, and he himself is eventually held in contempt of court and pressed to death with large stones.

    Martha Corey

    Martha is Giles Corey’s third wife. Martha’s reading habits lead to her arrest and conviction for witchcraft.

    Rebecca Nurse

    She is married to Francis Nurse.  Rebecca is a wise, sensible, and upright woman, held in tremendous regard by most of the Salem community. However, she falls victim to the hysteria when the Putnams accuse her of witchcraft and she refuses to confess.

    Francis Nurse

    He is a wealthy, influential man in Salem.  Nurse is well respected by most people in Salem, but is an enemy of Thomas Putnam and his wife.

    Thomas Putnam

    He is a wealthy, influential citizen of Salem, Putnam holds a grudge against Francis Nurse for preventing Putnam’s brother-in-law from being elected to the office of minister. He uses the witch trials to increase his own wealth by accusing people of witchcraft and then buying up their land.

    Ann Putnam

    Ann Putnam is Thomas Putnam’s wife. She has given birth to eight children, but only Ruth Putnam survived. The other seven died before they were a day old, and Ann is convinced that they were murdered by supernatural means.

    Ruth Putnam

    The Putnams’ only surviving child out of eight.  Like Betty Parris, Ruth falls into a strange stupor after Reverend Parris catches her and the other girls dancing in the woods at night.

    Tituba

    Reverend Parris’s black slave from Barbados. Tituba agrees to perform voodoo at Abigail’s request.

    Ezekiel Cheever 

    Ezekiel Cheever - A man from Salem who acts as clerk of the court during the witch trials.  He is upright and determined to do his duty for justice.

    Judge Hathorne 

    Judge Hathorne - A judge who presides, along with Danforth, over the witch trials.

    Herrick 

    Herrick - The marshal of Salem.

    Mercy Lewis 

    Mercy Lewis - One of the girls in Abigail’s group.


    Susanna Walcott

    Susanna works for Doctor Griggs and is described by Miller as "a little younger than Abigail, a nervous, hurried girl" (p. 8). Eventually, she joins in with Abigail, Betty, Mercy, and Mary as the "afflicted girls" who accuse others of witchcraft.

     

     

     

    Today the following quick videos:

    The Hollywood Blacklist: 1947-1960

     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nJzV6-wJ3SQ 

    Why Arthur Miller Wrote "The Crucible"

     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lGVlDzu-_dg

    Sound Smart: Joseph McCarthy | History

     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lO7rTOZJGFo

    Joseph McCarthy's Downfall Was Accusing the Army of Communism

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lO7rTOZJGFo

     

     

    Tuesday, November 12, 2019

    2 Hour delay due to Snow/Ice Tuesday, November 12, 2019
    Arthur Miller, playwright- Read pages 1254-1255 (Take notes) Arthur Miller Biography (Additional information from the textbook)

    Showed the following short videos:

    What is McCarthyism? And how did it happen? - Ellen Schrecker

     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N35IugBYH04

    Arthur Miller, Salem, MA (1991): Crucible & Trials

     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ulT8phOxSWU


    Finish the movie Of Mice and Men

    • The following assignment is due Thursday, Nov 14, 2019; submit your answers via Schoology Drop Box.
    • Read pages 966-979

    • Answer questions on page 967,  Look up Names and Vocabulary Terms to Know (In the Purple Box)(Define the terms, how are the terms used in the textbook? ) pages 967,

    Analyze the Timeline pages  968-969

    Answer the following questions in complete sentences provide specific details.

    1. When was the play Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller, first produced?

    2. What year was the city of Berlin divided?

    3. a. When did the Supreme Court rule that the public school segregation is unconstitutional?  
      b. What is the relationship between that ruling and the civil rights movements of the 1950's and 1960's? 

    4. Name two important public figures who were assassinated during this period.  
      b. What do these events suggest about the decade in which they occur?   

    5. Identify two important political events occurring in Eastern Europe in the 1980's?  b. Taken together, what story do these events tell about Soviet control of Eastern Europe? 

    6. How long after the end of the Vietnam War was the Veterans Memorial dedicated?  
      Do you think the dedication of the memorial meant that arguments over war were finally coming to an end?
       

      Answer the following questions in complete sentences provide specific details: 

    7. What international organization was created in 1945?


    8. Why are Americans of the 1950’s sometimes are referred to as the Silent Generation?


    9. In what ways did the 1960's differ from the 1950's?


    10. In the years after World War II, what new medium changed the leisure habits of Americans? 


    11. What type of regions grew most rapidly as a result of the automobile?

     

    Act 1 The Crucible New Vocabulary list (Please write words and definitions in your notebook. Study and learn the words you do not know).

    1. Inert= unable to move or resist motion

    2. Persecute= cause to suffer

    3. Conceive= have the idea for

    4. Creed= the written body of teachings of a religious group

    5. Somber=grave or even gloomy in character

    6. Ordinance=an authoritative rule

    7. Predilection= a predisposition in favor of something

    8. Rankle= make resentful or angry

    9. Maraud= raid and rove in search of booty

    10. Defile= place under suspicion or cast doubt upon

    11. Perpetuation= the act of prolonging or causing to exist indefinitely

    12. Repression= control by holding down

    13. Injunction= a formal command or admonition

    14. Dissembling=pretending with intention to deceive

    15. Apprehension= fearful expectation or anticipation

    16. Abomination= an action that arouses disgust or abhorrence

    17. Snivel=whining in a tearful manner

    18. Begrudge=allow unwillingly or reluctantly

    19. Corruption= moral perversion; impairment of virtue and moral principles

    20. Blatant=without any attempt at concealment; completely obvious

    21. Vindictive=disposed to seek revenge or intended for revenge

    22. Corroborate=support with evidence or authority or make more certain

    23. Intimation= an indirect suggestion

    24. Formidable=inspiring fear or dread

    25. Trepidation=a feeling of alarm or dread

    26. Partisan=an enthusiastic supporter of some person or activity

    27. Calumny= an abusive attack on a person's character or good name

    28. Titillate= excite pleasurably or erotically

    29. Canny= showing self-interest and shrewdness in dealing with others

    30. Exude = make apparent by one's mood or behavior

    31. Arbitrate=act between parties with a view to reconciling differences

    32. Iniquity=morally objectionable behavior

    33. Defamation=an abusive attack on a person's character or good name

    34. Inculcation=teaching or impressing upon the mind by frequent instruction

    35. Enthrall= hold spellbound

    36. Propitiation= the act of placating and overcoming distrust and animosity

    37. Licentious= lacking moral discipline We have all manner of licentious people in the village

    38. Blanch= turn pale, as if in fear Parris, blanched: She called the Devil?

    39. Exaltation= a state of being carried away by overwhelming emotion

    40. Enrapture= hold spellbound She is enraptured, as though in a pearly light.
    Monday, November 11, 2019

    Veterans Day

    No School

     Friday, November 8, 2019

    Movie- Of Mice and Men (1 hour 55 minutes)

    1992 Movie

    with John Malkovich and Gary Sinise 

    Thursday, November 7, 2019 

    Returned Graded Midterm
    Returned Of Mice and Men Test

    Catch-up Day- Make-up Tests adn students finished yesterday's assignment

    Conferenced with students over the Papers

    Read pages 764 and 764 and take notes. "The Turtle" John Steinbeck
    Students are to write all vocabulary words from page 765 in their notebooks.

    • Students are to read pages766-769 and complete the questions on pages 768 and do the exercises on page 770.
    • Vocabulary lesson,
    • Parallel Structure,
    • Vocabulary Builder, and
    • Spelling Strategy.

     

     Wednesday, November 6, 2019

    After the Test- student will do the following:

    When the students are finished with the test, they are to read pages 764 and 764 and take notes. 
    Students are to write all vocabulary words from page 765 in their notebooks.

    • Students are to read pages766-769 and complete the questions on pages 768 and do the exercises on page 770.
    • Vocabulary lesson,
    • Parallel Structure,
    • Vocabulary Builder, and
    • Spelling Strategy.

     


    Review Game

    Of Mice and Men Test

    "Survival of the fittest" is a phrase that originated from Darwinian evolutionary theory as a way of describing the mechanism of natural selection. ... In Darwinian terms the phrase is best understood as "Survival of the form that will leave the most copies of itself in successive generations."

     

     

    Darwin's Theory

    When George shoots Lennie to kill him since he is mentally unfit to survive in their environment. Survival of the fittest is a main reoccuring theme of the Story Of Mice and Men. In short smaller individuals tend to act more aggressively and create more noise in order to compete for food and mates.

     Tuesday, November 5, 2019

    REVIEW- Jeopardy Of Mice and Men

    Flash Cards- Vocabulary

     

     OF MICE AND MEN VOCABULARY REVIEW:

    1.  Morosely= not cheerful, gloomy, bad mood, crankiness

    2.  Pantomime- a performance using gestures and movements without words
    3.  Droned- talk in a monotonous voice
    4.  Contemplated- consider as a possibility
    5.  Derision-  the act of treating with contempt
    6.  Receptive- willing to consider or accept new suggestions and ideas
    7.  Reprehensible- deserving censure or condemnation
    8.  Reverence- deep respect for someone or something; regard or treat with respect
    9.  Allusion- reference to a well-known person or object outside of the story.
    10.  Swamper- handyman
    11.  Cesspool- an underground container for the temporary storage of liquid waste and sewage
    12.  Ominously- suggests that something bad is going to happen
    13.  Pugnacious- ready and able to resort to force or violence
    14.  Derogatory- expressing low opinion; a critical or disrespectful attitude.
    15.  Mollified- appease the anger or anxiety of (someone)
    16.  Dialect- a particular form of a language; it is peculiar to a specific region
    17.  Irony- contradiction between appearance and reality, between expectation and outcome
    18.  Characterization- used to develop and reveal a character’s personality.
    19.  Indirect characterization- revealed through the thought’s
    20.  Aloof= remote in manner
    21.  Fawning- attempting to win favor by flattery
    22.  Apprehension- fearful expectation or anticipation
    23.  Indignation – a feeling of righteous anger
    24.  Crestfallen- brought low in spirit
    25.  Symbolism- is the use of a person, place, or thing to represent a larger, more abstract concept.
    26.  Woe- misery resulting from affliction
    27.  Writhed- move in a twisting or contorted motion
    28.  Belligerently- inclined to or exhibiting assertiveness, hostility, or combativeness; waging war
    29.  Monotonous- sounded r spoken in a tone unvarying in pitch; drone
    30.  Protagonist- the leading character or one of the major characters in a drama, movie, novel or other fictional text.
     Monday, November 4,2019  

    Today, students should finish all study guides-- Chapters 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5 & 6 for the novella Of Mice and Men and students need to submit the work via Schoology.  If students have hard copies of the assignment(s) please submit the work to the covering teacher.

    Reminder: The test on the novella, Of Mice and Men, will be on Wednesday, November 4, 2019.

    Students will be tested on the vocabulary, author, and the entire book.

    When the students are finished with the above assignments, they are to read pages 764 and 764 and take notes. 
    Students are to write all vocabulary words from page 765 in their notebooks.

    • Students are to read pages766-769 and complete the questions on pages 768 and do the exercises on page 770.
    • Vocabulary lesson,
    • Parallel Structure,
    • Vocabulary Builder, and
    • Spelling Strategy.

     Friday, 

    November 1, 2019

    Chapter 5 and 6 Study Guide- Finish the book,

    Of Mice and Men Chapters 5 and 6 study guide answer in complete sentences, provide detailed paragraph

    EXCELLENT PACKET about MLA

    MLA Packet Guide

    Excellent Website for MLA
    https://writingcommons.org/formatting-the-works-cited-page-mla

     

     Thursday, October 31, 2019  

    Today Conferences-reviewed papers

    students finished Chapter 4 Study Guide Of Mice and Men

    Of Mice and Men Chapter 4 Study Guide Blank Use complete sentences and provide a detailed paragraph

    Wednesday,
    October 30, 2019

     

    Today Conferences-reviewed papers

    students finished Chapter 3 Study Guide Of Mice and Men

    Of Mice and Men Vocabulary

    81. retire- withdraw from active participation

    82. scorn-lack of respect accompanied by a feeling of intense dislike

    83. ego- an inflated feeling of pride in your superiority to others

    84. avert- turn away or aside

    85. appraise- consider in a comprehensive way

    1. crestfallen- brought low in spirit
    2. jeer- laugh at with contempt and derision
    3. woe- misery resulting from affliction
    4. Console- give moral or emotional strength to
    5. writhe- move in a twisting or contorted motion
    6. cringe- draw back, as with fear, pain, or embarrassment
    7. hover- hang, as of something threatening, dark, or menacing
    8. retort- answer back
    9. monotonous- sounded or spoken in a tone unvarying in pitch
    10. advance- move forward
    11. confide- reveal in private
    12. bewildered- perplexed by many conflicting situations or statements
    13. discontent- a longing for something better than the present situation
    14. snivel- cry or whine with snuffling

     

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    Congratulations to Zach Keiner, Boys Cross Country.
    for being Overall Winner for Week 6 of the
     Outstanding Student Athlete of the Week Program.

     

    CHAPTER 3 STUDY GUIDE (REVISED To include the poem)
    Of Mice and Men Chapter 3 Study Guide Revised to include the poem
     

     

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    For a RESEARCH or Term Paper- never have a page number on the first page.


     MLA REVIEW:

    Remove the page number from the first page

    1. Go to Insert > Header or Footer > Edit Header or Edit Footer.

    2. Select Different First Page.

      Note: Different first page can be applied to the first page of any section in your document, not just the very first page.

    3. In the header or footer area, you should see a label on the first page that says First Page Header. Select the page number and press Delete.

    4. Select Close Header and Footer or press Esc to exit.

     Tuesday, October 29 2019

    Chapter 3 Of Mice and Men

    Please answer in complete sentences. Please write a detailed paragraph with examples.
    Of Mice and Men Chapter 3 Study Guide BLANK 

     

    MLA Review

    Individual Conferences 

    Applying MLA rules correctly

    The following link is from Purdue University.  It is the best site for learning and applying MLA>

    https://owl.purdue.edu/owl/research_and_citation/mla_style/mla_formatting_and_style_guide/mla_works_cited_electronic_sources.

    Please review R28 of your textbook

    Here is a very useful link, it is a YouTube video.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=22CPQoLE4U0

     

    Here is another link for MLA:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8xAc4yZ8VSA

     

    The title should be centered and double-spaced. Do not italicize, boldunderline, or put your title in quotation marks (unless using a quote in the title), and do not use a period after your title.

     

    Do not place a page number on the first page of a MLA report.

    A Works Cited Page should be formated like this.

    • This following is an example of a Works Cited page that is formatted correctly, except the citations need to be single spaced with a double space between each source.  The student's name has been removed.

    Student created Works Cited page form is correct Internet Sources need when they retrieved

    One mistake about the 

    Here are the instructions on how to cite a web site from the Purdue website:

    Citing an Entire Web Site

    When citing an entire website, follow the same format as listed above, but include a compiler name if no single author is available.

    Author, or compiler name (if available). Name of Site. Version number (if available), Name of institution/organization affiliated with the site (sponsor or publisher), date of resource creation (if available), DOI (preferred), otherwise include a URL or permalink. Date of access (if applicable).

    Editor, author, or compiler name (if available). Name of Site. Version number, Name of institution/organization affiliated with the site (sponsor or publisher), date of resource creation (if available), URL, DOI or permalink. Date of access (if applicable).

    The Purdue OWL Family of Sites. The Writing Lab and OWL at Purdue and Purdue U, 2008, owl.english.purdue.edu/owl. Accessed 23 Apr. 2008.


     Citation should have a hanging indent. (That means the first line juts out and the second line is indented, this done so the reader can easily see the list of sources.

     

    All sources need to be alphabetical order.

    Never use bullets.

    Never number sources.

    From the Purdue Website:
    Here are some common features you should try to find before citing electronic sources in MLA style. Not every web page will provide all of the following information. However, collect as much of the following information as possible:

    • Author and/or editor names (if available); last names first.
    • "Article name in quotation marks."
    • Title of the website, project, or book in italics.
    • Any version numbers available, including editions (ed.), revisions, posting dates, volumes (vol.), or issue numbers (no.).
    • Publisher information, including the publisher name and publishing date.
    • Take note of any page numbers (p. or pp.) or paragraph numbers (par. or pars.).
    • DOI (if available), otherwise a URL (without the https://) or permalink.
    • Date you accessed the material (Date Accessed). While not required, saving this information it is highly recommended, especially when dealing with pages that change frequently or do not have a visible copyright date.
     Monday, November 28, 2019

     MIDTERM- Poetry, Short Stories- Multiple Choice and open-ended questions.

    Of Mice and Men Study Guide:

    **Please answer the Study Guide questions in complete sentences. Paragraphs- should be detailed with specific examples and quotes from the book.  Rephrase questions into statements.

    If a term like allusion is on the Study Guide - please look up and include the definition and research examples of  allusions.

     

     

    Of Mice and Men

    Chapter 3 Read pages 69-

    Write vocabulary words in your notebook

     

    1. Subdued- quieted and brought under control

    2. Deliberate-carefully thought out in advance

    3. Creep-move slowly

    4. Chamber-a natural or artificial enclosed space

    5. Rapt- feeling great delight and interest

    6. Subside- wear off or die down

    7. Bemused-deeply absorbed in thought

    8. Retreat - the act of withdrawing or going backward

    9. Poised- marked by balance or equilibrium and readiness for action

    10. Cower- crouch or curl up

    11. Accumulate-get or gather together

    12. Civil= of or relating to or befitting citizens as individuals

    13. Aloof= remote in manner

    14. Meager- deficient in amount or quality or extent

    15. Fawning- attempting to win favor by flattery

    16. Persuasive- intended or having the power to induce action or belief

    17. Apprehension- fearful expectation or anticipation

    18. Scornful-expressing extreme contempt

    19. Conceal- prevent from being seen or discovered

    20. Indignation- a feeling or righteous anger
     Friday, October 25, 2019

     

    Of Mice and Men

    Chapter 2 Please Read Pages 34-68

    Chapter 2 Study Guide

    Please complete Study Guide in complete sentences.

    46 Rougeredden by applying makeup to

    47 Cluster a grouping of a number of similar things

    48. Brittle. lacking warmth and generosity of spirit

    49. Apprehensive in fear or dread of possible evil or harm

    50. Disengage release from something that holds fast or entangles

    51. Gravity a manner that is serious and solemn

    52. Profound showing intellectual penetration or emotional depth

    53. Authority the power or right to give orders or make decisions

    54. Complacently in a self-satisfied manner

    55. Compliment a remark expressing praise and admiration

    56. Douse wet thoroughly

    57. Preced be earlier in time

    58. Derision  the act of treating with contempt

    59. Nuisance a bothersome annoying person

    60. Stride  a step in walking or running

     Thursday, October 24, 2019 

    Of Mice and Men

    John Steinbeck Extra Biography Info from the text book


    Chapter 1 Questions- please complete and submit to Mrs. Billet on Friday, October 25, 2019

    Chapter 1 Questions Of Mice and Men please complete and submit 

     

    Vocabulary List Continued 

    21. Anguish -extreme distress of body or mind

    22. Bait= lure, entice, or entrap

    23, Plead= appeal or request earnestly

    24. Gesture- show, express, or direct through movement

    25. Glimmer- a flash of light

    26. Occupant-  someone who lives at a particular place for a long period

    27. Vial= a small bottle that contains a drug

    28. Laden= filled with a great quantity

    29. Indicate- designate a place, direction, person, or thing

    30. Scourge= something causing misery or death

    31. Relish- vigorous and enthusiastic enjoyment

    32. Deliberately- in a careful unhurried manner

    33. Promptly= with little or no delay

    34. Abruptly- quickly and without warning

    35. Peer- look searchingly

    36. Reassure cause to feel confident

    37. Bristle- a stiff hair

    38. Calculate- predict in advance

    39. Pugnacious- ready and able to resort to force or violence

    40. Gingerly- with extreme care or delicacy

    41. Slough- cast off hair, skin, horn or feather

    42. Derogatory expressive of low opinion

    43. Basin- a bowl-shaped vessel used for holding food or liquids

    44. Tangle= disarrange or rumple; *slang for fight (v. "If he fights with you Lennie..."

    45. Decisive-characterized by resoluteness and firmness

     

     Wednesday, October 23, 2019

    John Steinbeck- short biography, please read and write down notes on the author

    https://www.notablebiographies.com/Sc-St/Steinbeck-John.html

     

    Students are to start reading the novel Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck

    https://archive.org/details/in.ernet.dli.2015.350671/page/n9 

    Students are expected to write down notes on the book.
    Read Chapter 1 up to page 33

    Please write the following vocabulary words and definitions in your notebook:


    Of Mice and Men Vocabulary

     

    1. Juncture-­­the shape or manner in which things come together

     

    1. Debris the remains of something that has been destroyed

     

    1. Mottled having spots or patches of color

     

    1. Recumbent lying down; in a position of comfort or rest

     

    1. Tramp a foot traveler; someone who goes on an extended walk

     

    1.  Emerge come out into view, as from concealment

     

    1. Companion a friend who is frequently with another

     

    1. Embrace the state of taking in or encircling

     

    1. Despaire a state in which all hope is lost or absent

    .

    1. Drone  talk in a monotonous voice

     

    1. Current a steady flow of a fluid or gas

     

    1. Lumber move heavily or clumsily

     

    1. Brusquely- in a blunt direct manner

    .

    1. Elaborate marked by complexity and richness of detail

     

    1. Pantomine a performance using gestures and movements without words

     

    1. Contemplate consider as a possibility

     

    1. Quiver shake with fast, tremulous movements

     

    1. Scoff laugh at with contempt and derision

    .

    1. Mimic imitate, especially for satirical effect

     

    1. Anguish extreme distress of body or mind

     

    Literary Motif 

    In a literary work, a motif can be seen as an image, sound, action, or other figure that has a symbolic significance, and contributes toward the development of a theme. ... In a literary piece, a motif is a recurrent image, idea, or symbol that develops or explains a theme, while a theme is a central idea or message.

     

     Tuesday, October 22, 2019

     Literary Motif 

    In a literary work, a motif can be seen as an image, sound, action, or other figure that has a symbolic significance, and contributes toward the development of a theme. ... In a literary piece, a motif is a recurrent image, idea, or symbol that develops or explains a theme, while a theme is a central idea or message.

     

    Please write the term motif and its definition in your notebook.

     

    Finished the Walt Whitman Unit (the last two poems)

    Test Review- Online Self quiz, Vocabulary Flash Cards

    Students took the Walt Whitman Test.

    Poetry Analsyis papers were handed in.

     Monday, Cctober 21, 2019

    Returned "The Lottery" test


    Pages 438- 451 Walt Whitman Unit

    Reviewed Whitman, Biography, Vocabulary

    Did "Leaves of Grass"

    From "Song of Myself"

    "When I Heard the Learn'd Astronomer"

    By the Bivouac's Fitful Flame

    Tomorrow finish Whitman test (Test on Tuesday, 10-22-19), will finish last 2 poems
    "I Hear America Singing"
    "A Noiseless Patient Spider"

     

    Walt Whitman's writing style: irregular meter, natural speech cadence, and irregular line length (Free Verse)  

    Vocabulary to Know (Walth Whitman Section)

    Free Verse= Poetry that has irregular meter and line length.  It is desigend to recreate the cadence (modulation or inflection) natural speech

    Diction= word choice and arrangement
    Abeyance= Temporary suspension
    Effuse= pour out
    Deferred= Delayed; postponed
    Denounced= censured; branded; criticized
    Prophetic= telling of the future; foreshadowing
    Raucous= grating, loud, noisy, rough
    Imcomparable= Exceptional, unmatched, supreme
    Slough= a person stuck in their old ways
    Stalwart= strong; valiant
    Teeming= abundnat full
    Nonchalance- Apathy (don't care)
    Audacity- Recklessness; dairng; willingness to take to bold actions
    Prolific= producing many works; productive
    Disdaining-Hate indifference, ridicule
    Beget= to bear children, to bring about, to creat

     Friday, October 18, 2019

    The Lottery Make-Up Tests (Essay Questions)

    Emily Dickinson Make-Up and Poetry Tests

    Students were given time to flex out to finish any English III assignments

     

    ***Reminder-- Monday, 10-21-19 the Poetry Analysis is due. Please submit a hard copy.

    Poetry Analysis Rubric 

    Poetry Analysis:
    Please look for multiple meanings of a poem,
    Examine its words and phrasing from the perspectives of rhythm,
    sound,
    images,
    obvious meaning, and
    implied meaning.
    Organize responses to the verse into a logical, point-by-point explanation. 

    Provide information about the poem's author.
    Does the poet's life suggest any special point of view, such as a political affiliation, religious sect, career interest, musical talent, family or personal problems, travel, or handicapWhen was the poem written and in what country? Knowing something about the poet's life, times, and culture helps readers understand what's in a poem and why.

    Is the poem part of a special collection or series?
    Does the poem belong to a particular period or literary movement?

    Style of the Poem

    Is it an epic, a long poem about a great person or national hero?

    Is it a lyric, a short, musical verse?

    Is it a narrative, a poem that tells a story?

    Is it a haiku, lyrical three-line verse of seventeen syllables?

    Does the title of the poem, hold any menaing?

    Is there historical significance to the title?

    Is there repetition in the poem

    Consider the passage of Time in the Poem, or seasons, time of day

    Who is the speaker of the poem? (male or female)?

    Is the speaker in first person (I, me, my, mine)?
    Basic Details of the Poem
    Location of where the poem takes place.
    Dialect
    Fantasy versus Real
    Mood and Tone of the Poem
    Themes of the Poem
    onomatopoeia,
    personification, 
    Imagery
    Rhythm of the Poem
    Comparisons simile and/or metaphors
    alliteration, consonance, assonance
    oxymoron
    onomatopoeia

     Thursday, October 17, 2019   

    Assignment for Thursday, October 17, 2019 

    Mrs. Billet’s Period 6-7

    • Students are to do read “A Rose for Emily by William Faulkner, pages 860-874

    • Students are write notes on the author and story and write the vocabulary words and the definitions in their notebooks.

    • Students are to do questions on page 874 in complete sentences.

    • Read pages 875-876

    • Do questions on page 876 in complete sentences.

    Please collect the assignment at the end of class

     Wednesday, October 16, 2019

     PSAT Tests

    Class was late getting started

    Students flexed out and they worked on the Poetry Analysis Assignment/Reflection paper that is due Monday, October 21, 2019

    Tuesday, October 15, 2019

    Reviewed key points of unit, Reviewed vocabulary before the test

    2 Part Test- Emily Dickinson

    Part 1: Emily Dickinson and vocabulary

    Part 2: Poetry

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    NEW ASSIGNMENT: Select a poem and analyze it and include a reflection paragraph within your paper and information about the author.  Include, why did you select this poem.

    Poem analysis.

     

    Poem analysis.

    Part 1:  Write at least one paragraph on the poem's analysis include the: Type of Poem, Theme, Rhyming pattern, Poetry Devices, Figurative Language, include specific examples from the poem. (include multiple terms at least six terms of the poetry vocabulary words covered in this unit.   Identify the poem's author and include short biography on the author.


    Part 2:
     Write at least one reflection paragraph on your poem.  What did you like about this poem and author to select it.

    Assignment must be typed (Times New Roman Size 12) and one hard copy must be submitted.

    Include title.  Student's name needs to be in the top left corner, along with course's name and date.

    Cite all sources.  Include a Works Cited page. Please use at four different websites and do not use Wikipedia.

    Assignment is Due: Monday, October 21, 2019. 

     

    • In the upper left corner, you should list
    • Your Name
    • English III (Identify it as Honors or Non Honors)
    • Poetry Paper Reflection Paper 2
    • Due date

     

    Monday, October 14, 2019

     

    No School- Columbus Day

     Friday, October 15, 2019

     Test Tuesday 10-15-19 Emily Dickinson Unit, Poetry Terms

     Please study the Emily Dickinson Study Guide

    Finished the Emily Dicinson Unit

    Went over "The Brain is Wider thant the Sky"

    "Solitude of Space"

    "Water, is taught by thirst"

     

    Students flexed out and di page 436

    Word Anlysis Latin root (finis)

    Spelling Strategy

    Vocabulary Builder: Synonyms

    Grammar and Style Lesson

     

    Gerunds= is a verb that ends in -ing adn is used as a noun.

    Like Nouns, terunds can function in a sentence as a

          ---subject,

          ---direct-object,

          ----predicate nominative, and

          ----objects of preposition.

    Direct Oject= a noun prhse denoting a person or thing that is the receipient of the action of a transition verb.
    Ex. Dickinson left her writing in the dresser.

     

     

    Predicate Nominative= a word in the nominative case that completes a copulative verb, such as son in the sentence Charlie is my son.

    He eats cakes. (The pronoun He is the subject of the verb eats. He is in the nominative case.)

    The nominative case is a grammatical case for nouns and pronouns. The case is used when a noun or a pronoun is used as the subject of a verb.

    Nominative Case Examples:

    • Sharon ate pie.
      • Sharon=noun subject in nominative case

    • We walked home.
      • We=pronoun subject in nominative case

    • Jake and Krista bought dessert.
      • Jake and Krista=noun subjects in nominative case

     

     Thursday, October 10, 2019

    Assignment Read
    Kate Chopin "The Story of an Hour" pages 640-648

    Do exercises on page 648 (Hand in)

    • Word Analysis
    • Spelling Strategy
    • Appositives and Appositive Phrases
    • Vocabulary Builder

     

    Complete questions on pages 646 (Hand in) in complete sentences and with examples from the story. 

    Write notes on Kate Chopin and on the story in your notebook

    Be prepared to answer questions on the story.

    Write down vocabulary words and definitions in your notebooks:

    Irony

    Verbal Iron

    Situational Irony

    Dramatic Irony

    Forestall

    Repression

    Elusive

    Tumultuously

    Importunities

     Wednesday, October 9, 2019

     Today reviewed Emily Dickinson's life,

    Vocabulary and poetry terms from Emily Dickinson's Unit

    Went over pages 423-4131

    Discussed rhyming Pattern, Type of Poem, Type of Stanzas, Imagery, Theme of poems

    Went over the following poems:

    "Because I could not stop for Death"

    "I heard a fly buzz-when I die"

    "There's a certain slant of light"

    My life closed twice before its close"

    "Soul selects her own Society"

    Went over questions on pages427, 429 and 431

    Individual Assignment: (Flexed out)

    Walt Witman Poetry Unit

    Read pages 438, 439 and take down notes

    Read from "Song of Myself" pages 442-445

    Do Questions on page 445, do not rewrite the question, rephrase the question into the statement.

    "when I Heard the Learn'd Astonomer"

     Tuesday, October 8, 2019

     POETRY:  Please know: The terms on page 422 and 423

    Narrative Poetry= tells a short story. I inludes ballads, epics adn verse romances

    Dramatic Poetry- uses the techniques of drama to present the speech of one or more characters

    Lyric Poetr=yexpresses the thoughs and feelsing of a single speaker. Lyric poetry includes sonnets, oded, elegies and haiku

    Meter= is the regular pattern of stressed and unstressed syllables in each poetic line. 

     

    Stanzas= groups of poetic lines

    Couplet- two lines

    Tercets= three lines

    Quatrain= four lines

    Cinquain- five lines

    Sestets- six lines

    Sound Devices

    Rhyme

    Alliteration

    Consonance

    Assonance

    Onomatopeoia

    Imagery

    Simile

    Metaphor

    Personification

    Oxymoron

    Acrostic- a poem, word, puzzle, or other composition in which certain letters in each line form a word or words.

    Ballad- a narative poem written in four-line stanzas.

    Cinquain- a 5-lined patterned poem

    Couplet- a A pair of rhymed lines (2 lines)

    Elegy- a lyric poem that laments the dead.

    Free Verse- Poetry without a regular patttern of meterr or rhyme

    Haiku- a poem consisting of three lines of 5, 7, and 5 syllables

    Limerick- a verse of three long and two short lines rhyming  aaba

    Ode- a poem usually serious, often on an exalted (a person of high standing) subject

    Parody- a mocking imitation of a literary work, sometimes sarcastic, but often playful.

    Sonnet- A fourteen line poem in iambic pentameter.

    Iambic Pentameter Definition. In a line of poetry, an iamb is a foot or beat consisting of an unstressed syllable followed by a stressed syllable, or a short syllable followed by a long syllable, according to FreeDictionary.com. An example is the word comPLETE.

     

     Monday, October 7, 2019

     Finish Review of The Lottery

    The Lottery Test

    New Section

    Emily Dickinson

    Emily Dickinson PowerPoint

    Pages 424-437

    Poetry Terms

    Students need to write down the Vocabulary words and their definitions from this unit

    Cornice

    Surmised

    Oppresses

    Finite

    Infnity

    Exact Rhyme

    Slant Rhyme

    Students are to write down notes about the author

    Emily Dickinson Additional Information About the Author from the Publisher

     

     

    Friday, October 4. 2019

    Returned corrected tests (Our Town- Act i, II, III)

    Finished reading the story "The Lottery"

    Went over the Discussion Questions for the Lottery, Discussed Symbolism, Irony- Situational, Characters, Did Jeopardy Review

    (Need to finish Jeopardy Review) Do the following
    Quesions

    Author $300 and $400

    Foreshadowing or Irony $200 and $300

    Plot $200

    Daily Double Jeopardy

     

    Test- Monday on "The Lottery"  Multiple Choice, 21 Words Matching, Irony, Theme, Characters and 1 Essay

     

     Symbolism

    MEANING BEHIND THE NAMES:

    ? Delacroix--of the cross which is Jesus' sacrifice for us on the cross. The town use this kind of sacrifice to keep their town going.

    ? Graves--is the place where people die,burial.

    ? Summers--the lottery takes place in the summer. After summer, the crops will grow well in the fall.

    ? Bentham--Refers to a British philosopher who advocated for the separation of church and state and freedom of expression.

    ? Hutchinson--which mean late arrival.

    ? Warner--which mean serious. "Warns" the others about the better days of the past.

    ? Martin--which came from the Roman god Mars, "the protective godhead of the Latins" and the Roman god of war.

     Thursday, October 3, 2019

     MAKE-UP "OUR TOWN" TESTS

     

    Continue with The Lotterry
    Assign: 
    :

    Discussion Questions The Lottery

    The Lottery Foreshadowing Graphic Organizer

    The Lottery Reaction

     

    Review for The Lottery Test (Multiple Choice) Vocabulary

     

    1. Arbitrariness=the quality of being based on random choice or personal whim, rather than any reason or system; lack of restraint in the use of authority
    2. Profusely
    3. Liberty
    4. Boisterous
    5. Reprimands
    6. Scold
    7. Jovial
    8. Paraphernali
    9. Perfunctory
    10. Preceded
    11. Shabbier
    12. Lapse
    13. Soberly
    14. Disengaged
    15. Interminably
    16. Petulantly
    17. Stoutly
    18. Daintily
    19. Defiantly
    20. Hastily
    21. Gravely

     

     

     Wednesday, October 2, 2019

    REVIEWED- Returned Act I QUIZ 

     

    TEST Our Town Acts I, II, and III
    50 Multiple choice questions, 24 matching, 1 essay question.

    Finish Reading The Lottery by Shirley Jackson

    The Lottery Symbolism Graphic Organizer

    The Lottery Foreshadowing Graphic Organizer 

     

    Students are expected to learn the vocabulary words, understand the plot, identify examples of irony, symbolism, setting, characters, and know at least five things about the author.

     

    Irony=  an implied discrepancy between what is meant and what is said.

    Example:

    After getting ready to go to the beach, I looked out the

    window only to find it raining. “Wonderful”, I said.

     Examples of Irony in Everyday Life

     Tuesday, October 1, 2019

    Review of Our Town for tomorrow's test 

    Elements of a Drama: 

    Please review the following handout: Elements of a Drama

     

    PowerPoint Jeopardy 1 (Auhor, Characters, Quotes)

    Jeopardy Our Town Author Characters Quotes

     

    PowerPoint Part 2: (Do Double Jeopardy- Second Selection of Questions) Double Jeopardy Our Town

     

    PowerPoint Part 3:Jeopardy Our Town Vocabulary Questions

     

     

     

    Shirley Jackson
    Short Story "The Lottery"

    The Lottery Full Text

    The Lottery PowerPoint

     

    Article: https://lithub.com/10-successful-writers-who-dropped-out-or-were-kicked-out-of-school/

     New York Times Article: https://www.nytimes.com/2016/10/02/books/review/shirley-jackson-ruth-franklin.html

     

     The New Yorker Article:

    https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2016/10/17/the-haunted-mind-of-shirley-jackson

     Monday, September 30, 2019

     Silent Reading, Gave students to write notes on the book

    Vocabulary to Know:

    1. Savant- extremely intelligent

    2. Sentimentality- quality of being overly dramatically
      emotional

    3. Barren- empty; bleak; lifeless

    4. Contriving- Scheming and planning

    5. Epitaph- Short Verse on a headstone

    6. Eternal- Lasting forever

    7. Miser- Stingy; cheap

    8. Proscenium- the arch that eparates the stage from the audience

    9. Legacy- a gift of money or other personal property; Bequest

    10. Torrent- a violently fast stream of water

    11. Trellis- latticework, to aid climbing vines and/or flowers

    12. Parlor= Living room or sitting room in a house

    13. Burgle= to rob; to steal 

    14. Radiant= thing that glow; beaming

    15. Sassy= bold; fresh

    16. Highboy= a piece of furniture; tall chest of drawers

    17. Lugubrious= mournful; dismal

     

    Friday,

    September

    26, 2019

     Quiz Act I

    Reviewed answers from Act 1

    Started Act II of Our Town, read up  to page 97

    Test Acts I, II, III Tuesday, October 1, 2019

     

     Thursday, September 26, 2019

     Read and finished Act II

    Reviewed for quiz on Act 1

    Quiz Friday, Act I Our Town

     Wednesday, September 25, 2019

     TODAY's PDN - GROUP ACTIVITY - Create Test Questions, Random Groups

    15 minutes

     

    Started Act II of  Our Town read up to page 55

    Test Friday, Act I

     Tuesday, September 24, 2019

    Today's  PDN- Khan Academy time

    Students wrer given a grade for last week's Khan Academy.

    If you forgot to do it. Please make-up the extra time this week. 

    Returned Essay (Refelective Essays) returned to students

     

    Continued with Unit 2: Quandaries and Relationships

    Quandaries= a state of perplexity or uncertainty over what to do in a difficult situation.

    Our Town by Thorton Wilder

     

    Reviewed key about the play Act I,

    Reviewed facts about the author

     

    Background on Author
    Thorton Wilder author of Our House, his Biography

    Our Town PowerPoint

     

    Our Town Full Text 

    Today read from Page 18- until the end of Act 1.

    Finished Act 1- tomorrow the class will review Act 1

     

    Characters 

    Stage Manager- Kittrick

    Dr. Gibbs- Kellen

    Joe Crowell- Corry

    Howie Newsome- Aaron

    Mrs. Gibbs- Diana

    Mrs. Webb- Natalia

    George Gibbs- Tommy

    Rebecca- Destiny

    Stage Direction- Isol

    Wally- Danny 

    Emily Webb- Jeanne

    Proffessor Willard- Ryan

    Mr. Webb- Matt-

    Woman in the Balcony

     Monday, 

    September 23, 2019

     Make-up Unit Test- (Edwarads, Hughes, and Chopin)

     

    Start Unit 2:

    Quandaries and Relationships

    Quandaries= a state of perplexity or uncertainty over what to do in a difficult situation.

    Our Town by Thorton Wilder

     

    Today's PDN: Students are to read the Author's biography and please take notes in your notebooks.

     

    Background on Author
    Thorton Wilder author of Our House, his Biography

    Our Town PowerPoint

     

    Our Town Full Text 

    Today read to the top of Page 18 in the book.

     

    Characters 

    Stage Manager- Kittrick

    Dr. Gibbs- Kellen

    Joe Crowell- Corry

    Howie Newsome- Aaron

    Mrs. Gibbs- Diana

    Mrs. Webb- Natalia

    George Gibbs- Tommy

    Rebecca- Destiny

    Stage Direction- Isol

    Wally- Danny 

    Emily Webb- Jeanne

    Proffessor Willard- Ryan

    Mr. Webb- Matt-

    Woman in the Balcony

     

     Friday, September 20, 2019

     Unit 1 Test Review

    What is a protagonist?
    A protagonist
    is a main character of a story. The protagonist is at the center of the story, makes the key decisions, and experiences the consequences of those decisions. The protagonist is the primary agent propelling the story forward, and is often the character who faces the most significant obstacles. 

     

    What is theme?

    Theme in a story is its underlying message, or 'big idea.' In other words, what critical belief about life is the author trying to convey in the writing of a novel, play, short story or poem? This belief, or idea, transcends cultural barriers. It is usually universal in nature.

     

    What is an antagonist?

    Antagonist is the opposing force that brings conflict and is instrumental in the development of the protagonist, or main character.

     

    What is symbolism?
    Symbolism
    is literary device that contains several layers of meaning, often concealed at first sight, and is representative of several other aspects, concepts or traits than those that are visible in the literal translation alone. Symbol is using an object or action that means something more than its literal meaning.


    What is foreshadowing?
    Foreshadowing
    is a literary device in which a writer gives an advance hint of what is to come later in the story. Foreshadowing often appears at the beginning of a story, or a chapter, and it helps the reader develop expectations about the upcoming events. A writer may implement foreshadowing in many different ways

     

    What is a flashback? a scene in a movie, novel, etc., set in a time earlier than the main story."in a series of flashbacks, we follow the pair through their teenage years"


     

    What is figurative language?
    Figurative language
     is when you use a word or phrase that does not have its normal everyday, literal meaning. ... There are a few different ways to use figurative language, including metaphors, similes, personification and hyperbole.


    Oxymoron- a figure of speech in which apparently contradictory terms appear in conjunction (e.g. faith unfaithful kept him falsely true; jumbo shrimp).

     

    Metaphor- comparing two things by using one kind of object or using in place of another to suggest the likeness between them. (Example: Her hair was silk.)

     

    Similea figure of speech involving the comparison of one thing with another thing of a different kind, used to make a description more emphatic or vivid, it is often introduced using like or as (e.g., as brave as a lioncrazy like a fox; The sun is like a yellow ball of fire in the sky).

     Comparative adjectives are used to compare differences between the two objects they modify (larger, smaller, faster, higher). They are used in sentences where two nouns are compared, in this pattern: Noun (subject) + verb + comparative adjective + than + noun (object).

    Page 108

    Adjective Comparative Superlative
    good better the best
    bad worse the worst
    far farther the farthest
    little less the least

     

    Page 934
    Present Perfect Tense is used when talking about experiences from the past, a change or a situation that has happened in the past but is still continuing today.

    Present Perfect tense is an important part of English grammar since it demonstrates that actions or events in the past have an effect on the present situation

    • Has lived: She has lived here all her life.

    • Have written: They have written three letters already.

    • Have worked: I have worked here since I graduated school.

    • Has done: He has finished his homework.

    • Have been: We have been to Canada.

     

     Thursday, September 19, 2019

     Students flexed out and completed the questions 1-27

    Test Review
    Know at least 5 things about each author

    Tomorrow- Unit 1 Test

    • **Study Figuartive Language Terms- handout is below
    • pg 100+ in testbook
      Jonathan Edwards "Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God"
    • Vocabulary
    • omnipotent= powerful
    • ineffable= inexpressible
    • dolorous=sad; mournful
    • sermon= speech given from a pulpit in a house of worship
    • Context Clues
    • pg 108 Adjectives and Adverbs

    • pg 924+ in textbook
      Langston Hughes
    • Vocabulary
    • lulled- calmed or soohed by a gentle sound or motion
    • dusky= dim; shadowy
    • liberty- condition of being free from control by others
    • speaker- voice of a poem
    • different types of voices pg 925
    • draw inferences
    • pg 934 Past and Preent Perfect
    • Present Perfect Tense is used when talking about experiences from the past, a change or a situation that has happened in the past but is still continuing today.

      Present Perfect tense is an important part of English grammar since it demonstrates that actions or events in the past have an effect on the present situation

      • Has lived: She has lived here all her life.

      • Have written: They have written three letters already.

      • Have worked: I have worked here since I graduated school.

      • Has done: He has finished his homework.

      • Have been: We have been to Canada.

      • Has forgotten: She has forgotten her folder.

    • Desiree's Baby by Kate Chopin
      • KEY VOCABULAY WORDS

        Imperious= domineering

        Layette= clothes and linens for infants

        Parish- a church congregation

        Pyre- a pile of wood used for a large fire; fire used to burn a corpse

        Quadrons- a person having 1/4 African ancestry

        Sumptuous- expensive ornate

        unwonted= unusual, unexpected

        Antebellum- Before the Civil War

        Providence- God's will

        Corbeille- Basket contain cashmere, jewels

        Suffused= Gradually spreading through or over

     Wednesday, September 19, 2019

     Reviewed Kate Chopin's Biography

    Assigned students to read the short story "Desiree's Baby"


    KEY VOCABULAY WORDS

    Imperious= domineering

    Layette= clothes and linens for infants

    Parish- a church congregation

    Pyre- a pile of wood used for a large fire; fire used to burn a corpse

    Quadrons- a person having 1/4 African ancestry

    Sumptuous- expensive ornate

    unwonted= unusual, unexpected

    Antebellum- Before the Civil War

    Providence- God's will

    Corbeille- Basket contain cashmere, jewels

    Suffused= Gradually spreading through or over

     

    27 QUESTIONS ON "DESIREE'S BABY"

    Desiree's Baby Questions 1-5

     

    Desiree's Baby Questions 6-12

     

    Desiree's Baby Questions 13-19

    Desiree's Questions # 20-26

    Desiree's Question #27 out 27

      

    ***Please study the Figurative Language Terms:

    Figurative Language Terms and Definitions

    Questions Desiree's Baby
    https://americanliterature.com/author/kate-chopin/short-story/desirees-baby

    Text Dependent Questions
    Desiree's Baby Text Dependent Questions

    Desiree's Baby PowerPoint

     

     Tuesday,

    September 17, 2019

    Reflection Papers were turned in

    Review Vocabulary for Deriree's Baby by Kate Chopin

     

    Reviewed Kate Chopin's Biography

    Assigned students to read the short story "Desiree's Baby"


    Desiree's Baby
    https://americanliterature.com/author/kate-chopin/short-story/desirees-baby

    Text Dependent Questions
    Desiree's Baby Text Dependent Questions

     Monday, September 16, 2019

    TODAY'S PDN: Please do all of the questions on page 934 except for the paragraph. 

    Langston Hughes Poetry

     

    • Know at least 6 facts about the author

    "The Negro Speaks of Rivers"

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5mFp40WJbsA
     

    Dream Boogie
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EDTEYeeBtek

     

    Present Perfect Tense is used when talking about experiences from the past, a change or a situation that has happened in the past but is still continuing today.

    Present Perfect tense is an important part of English grammar since it demonstrates that actions or events in the past have an effect on the present situation

    • Has lived: She has lived here all her life.

    • Have written: They have written three letters already.

    • Have worked: I have worked here since I graduated school.

    • Has done: He has finished his homework.

    • Have been: We have been to Canada.

    • Has forgotten: She has forgotten her folder.

     

    • Please submit a typed copy of your essay to Mrs. Billet on Tuesday, 9-17-19 

     

     CLARIFICATION of the Reflection Paper:

    It is now two separate assignments and it is due Tuesday Please bring in your rough draft to school on Monday.

    Part 1: Select one of the readings we did in class and reflect on it. Type at least 1 paragraph to 1 page of your reflection. Connect the reading to the theme "Origins and Identities." What did you think of the reading? How was the author shaped by his origins? Please keep it positive.

    Part 2: Reflect on the Autobiographical Newspaper. Did you learn anything about yourself, family, culture, heritage, traditions, goals, etc.? Did you remember a happy memory from a holiday, birthday in writing your newspaper? In researching your newspaper, did you find any old pictures that brought back a good memory. And of course connect your reflection of doing the Autobiographical Newspaper to the theme of "Origins and Identities."Please keep it positive.

    If you have any other questions, just ask.

    Desiree's Baby
    https://americanliterature.com/author/kate-chopin/short-story/desirees-baby

    Text Dependent Questions
    Desiree's Baby Text Dependent Questions


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    Started the section on Langston Hughes

    Talked about Harlem Renaissance

    Played a song/video by Duke Ellington and Ella Fitzgeral

    Take the A Train


    "The Negro Speaks of Rivers" by Langston Huges

    Talked about Khan Academy- Please do the SAT Practice to get credit

     

    Talked about the Reflection Essay
    https://www.wikihow.com/Write-a-Reflection-Paper

     

      

    ****Yesterday's Reflectives Essay Assignment has been changed.

    It is now two assignments (2 separate assignments a minimum of 1 paragraph to to 1 page

     It is now two assignments-  

    Reflection Paper Assignment – Due Tuesday, 9-17-19

    Please write a Reflection Paper

    • Please provide a title for your Reflection Essay, place it in the center of the page. (Times New Roman Size 12)

    • Length should be a minimum of one detailed paragraph to one page with examples.

    • Your paper needs to be typed, double spaced, and use Times New Roman size 12 font.

    • Paper should have a 1 inch march and please no exra spaces between paragraphs
    • PAPER 1
    • SELECT ONLY 1 Reading Section (Do at least one paragraph to 1 page Reflection)

    • In the Identities and Origins Unit, you read about:

    • Indian Myths (The Earth on Turtle’s Back,
    • “When Grizzlies Walked Upright,” and
    • “The Navajo Origin Legend,”), 
    • Huswifery” by Edward Taylor,
    • “To My Dear and Loving Husband” by Anne Bradstreet’s,
    • “A Journey Through Texas” by Alvar Nunez Cabeza de Vaca, “Boulders Taller Than the Great Tower of Seville,”  by Cardenas
    • The Ineresting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano,"  by Olaudah Equiano and
    • “Sinners in the Hands of Angry God” by Jonathan Edward
    • Poetry by Langston Hughes.

    • Please reflect on how one of the above reading selection demonstrates Identities and Origins and provide examples. Are people shaped by their experiences, culture and origins?

    • Second Assignment
      PAPER #2
    • Do only 1 Paragraph - 1 page
    • Part 2: The purpose of the Autobiographical Newspaper was for students to consider how their own identity are shaped by their origins.

    • In this reflection paper- please include, what you learned about yourself, family’s heritage, ancestry, culture, and did you enjoy doing this assignment? How has your origins affected and created your identity? Did you have a lot memories come back while dong your autobiographical newspaper- reflect on the creation process of the newspaper. Be positive about your reflection.

    • Assignment was assigned on Thursday, 9-12-19

    • Assignment is due: Tuesday, 9-17-19

    • In the upper left corner, you should list
    • Your Name
    • English III (Identify it as Honors or Non Honors)
    • Reflection Paper 1
    • Due date

    • Please submit a typed copy of your essay to Mrs. Billet on Tuesday, 9-17-19 

     

     CLARIFICATION of the Above Assignment:

    It is now two separate assignments and it is due Tuesday Please bring in your rough draft to school on Monday.

    Part 1: Select one of the readings we did in class and reflect on it. Type at least 1 paragraph to 1 page of your reflection. Connect the reading to the theme "Origins and Identities." What did you think of the reading? How was the author shaped by his origins? Please keep it positive.

    Part 2: Reflect on the Autobiographical Newspaper. Did you learn anything about yourself, family, culture, heritage, traditions, goals, etc.? Did you remember a happy memory from a holiday, birthday in writing your newspaper? In researching your newspaper, did you find any old pictures that brought back a good memory. And of course connect your reflection of doing the Autobiographical Newspaper to the theme of "Origins and Identities."Please keep it positive.

    If you have any other questions, just ask.

     

     Thursday, September 12, 2019


    Review for TEST- Olaudah Equiano, Go over vocabulary, 

    Do online Self-Test as a group

    Test on Olaudah Equiano,

    Multiple Choice, Fill-in-the-blank, 1 essay 

     

    2 Reflection Papers Assignment – Due TUESDAY, 9-17-19

    Please write a Reflection Paper
    (SEE Friday, September 13, for essay instructions

     Wednesday, September 11, 2019

     

    Finish Equiano Unit

    Review for tomorrow's test on Equiano, please review vocabulary listed from yesterday.

    Test will have M/C, Fill-in-the Blank Sentences, Matching 

    Started
    Jonathan Edwards From Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God

    Provided background on Jonathan Edwards

    Reviewed Vocabulary Words of this section

    Go over Active and Pssive Voice

     


    Active Voice= when a verb is in the active voice when the subject of the sentence performs the action. 

     

    Passive Voice= when the subject receives the action

     You will be tested on this narrative.

    https://www.thenation.com/article/true-story-equiano/

    Active Passive Voice Exercises EEE
     

    Active Passive Voice Exercises 1

    TEST -- Thursday, September 12, 2019

     Tuesday, September 10, 2019

     Olaudah Equiano

    The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano

    Pages 156 - 164

    Olaudah Equiano Essential Questions

    Olaudah Equiano PowerPoint

     READ pg 231 Controversy --behind Olaudah Equiana

     

    Vocabulary:

    Loathsome= hateful, detestable,

    Pestilential= likely to cause disease

    Copious= plentiful, abundant, excessive

    Improvident= shortsighted

    Avarice= greed

    Pacify= to calm, to soothe

    Slave Narrative= is an autobiographical account of a person's life

    Emotional Appeals= Dquiano's narrative is very persuasive against the slave trade by including emotional appeals

    Aphorisms= familiar sayings and/or observation that contains a general truth, such as, “if it ain't broke, don't fix it.”.

    Example of Aphorisms:

    • Actions speak louder than words.
    • All for one and one for all.
    • Don't fire until you see the whites of their eyes.
    • Early to bed, early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise.
    • Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day; teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.

      Pseudonyms- fake names authors use rather than their real names

     Autobiographies- is an account of a person's life written by that person.

    Inaugurations=  A ceremony to mark a beginning (example presidential inaugurations); the beginning or introduction of a system, policy, or period

    Active Voice= when a verb is in the active voice when the subject of the sentence performs the action. 

     

    Passive Voice= when the subject receives the action

     You will be tested on this narrative.

    https://www.thenation.com/article/true-story-equiano/

    TEST -- Thursday, September 12, 2019

     Monay, September 9, 2019

     Indian Myths Make-Up Tests

    Assigned Christopher Columubus: Students were required to read the unit, make notes. Assigned Questions Page 62 Due tomorrow, 9-10-19

    Autobiographical Newspapers were turned in with Rubric

    Discussed Christopher Columbus,

    Students were exected to write vocabulary words and notes in their notebooks: journal; point of view, recognizing the author's purpose, exquisite, affliction, indications, abundance 

     Friday, September 6, 2019

     Indian Myths Test today Friday, 9-6-19
    (Matching, Multiple Choice, Essay, Open Ended Questions)

    ***One Hour of SAT Prep is due by next Friday, 9-13-19 by midnight

     

    Reminder: Newspaper Assignment is due Monday, 9-9-19

     Thursday, September 5, 2019

     
     Indian Myths Test postponed until tomorrow,
    Friday, 9-6-19
    (Matching, Multiple Choice, Essay, Open Ended Questions)
    ===
    Autobiographical Assignement - Due Date changed until Monday, 9-9-19

    Explorers Unit- Review pg 40, 41-
    Reviewed Vocabulary Words


     

    entreated, feigned, mortality, subsisted, traversed, dispatched

    Explorer's narrative:
    Alvar Nunez Cabeza de Vaca
    Signal words

    Students worked on their newspapers

    Gave students passwords to Khan Academy

    Homework Assignment: Students are expected to do 1 hour per week on Khan Academy. (Assignment due Friday, 9-13-19)

    Student's Khan Academy must be linked to their College Board Account

     

     Wednesday, Sept 4, 2019

    Mr. Graham - covered the class
    Period 6-7 Assignment for Wednesday, September 4, 2019

    • Today, students will read pages 40-57 silently.

    • Students should take notes on the Explorers unit.

    • Students need to write down notes on the two authors:
      • Alvar Nunez Cabeza de Vaca and
      • Garcia Lopez de Cardenas on page 41.

    • Students need to record the new vocabulary words in their notebooks on pages 41.

    • Students are required to complete the questions on page 48 and please collect one assignment from each student.

    • If time allows, students should work on their newspaper assignment which is due this Friday, Sept. 6, 2019. (Remind students that the newspaper assignment should be submitted on Schoology).

    • Reminder please study for the test on the Indian Myths which will be given on Thursday, Sept. 5, 2019.
     Tuesday, Sept 3, 2019 

    Review for Test on Indian Myths
    Test will be on Thursday, Sept 5, 2019

    Verify New Vocabulary Words

    • Abulutions
    • Protruded
    • Confederate
    • Disposition
    • Deliberation
    • Libel
    • Slander
    • Eloquence
    • Winter Count

    Do Kahoot Review

    Students will work on their Newspaper Assignment

    Page 30 How to make a word a noun add (tion)
    How to make a compound sentence: Join two complete thoughts with a semi colon or use a comma and coordinating conjunction (and, or, but).

    Students were asked to join Schoology Course
    B6PM-28C9-NPT6C
     

     Monday, Sept 2, 2019 No School 

    Labor Day

     

    Labor Day

     Friday, August 30, 2019

     Unit 1: Identities and Origins pages 92-97

    Museum Indians by Susan Power pages 34-39 

    "Huswifery" by Edward Taylor
    "Huswifery" compares the household task of making cloth with oift of God's salvation.

    Extended metaphor0 expresses Edward Taylor's deep belief in God and celebrates the devine presence in daily life.

    The poem is a prayer imploring God to guide he speaker o do his bidding. By submitting to GOd's will, the speaker hopes to achieve glory

    "To My Dear and Loving Husband" by Anne Bradstreet

    Puritan Plain Style
    - short words

    -direct statements

    -references to ordinary everyday objects

    **Puritans belieed poetry should serve God clearly expressing only useful or religious ideas and appeal to the senses.

    Test- Next Wednesday, September 4, 2019.
    Matching, Multiple Choice, Open Ended


    Indian Myths PowerPoint

     

     Bradstreet and Edwards PowerPoint

    Anne Bradstreet Poem To My Dear and Loving Husband

     

     Thursday, 
    August 29, 2019
     Unit 1: Identities and Origins 
    Read the following out loud did the Online Self Test
    Completed the graphic organizer on Indian Myths, reviewed the four different tribes at the beginning of the unit.
    • Modoc   When Grizzlies Walked Upright

    • Navajo  The Navajo Origin Legend

    • Iroquois The Iroquois Constitution

    • Museum Indians pg 35
    Wednesday, August 28, 2019

     Unit 1: Identities and Origins

    • Read Page 16-20 Reviewed Answers from the Graphic Organizer, Column 1 

    • Onondaga

    • Modoc

    • Navajo

    • Iroquois

      A Close Reading of Creation Myths Blank


    • Completed 1st column of Close Readin of Creation Myths Graphic Organizer on the Onodago

    • Read in Class: Onodagao(Northeast Woodlands) The Earth on Turtle's Back


    • Provided background on Indian Myths

    • Modoc   When Grizzlies Walked Upright

    • Navajo  The Navajo Origin Legend

    • Iroquois The Iroquois Constitution

    Discussed Project for Unit 1

    Displayed 2 sample newspaper. Discussed Performance Task in class

     
    Performance Task Unit 1 Autobiographical Newspaper Rubric and Instructions

     

    Please do Autobiographical Newspaper Performance Task in Third Person

    • Assigned: Wednesday, August 28, 2019

    • Due: Friday, September 6. 2019

    • Use Word Newspaper Template
      Do Not Print Document


    Upload final project using Windows 365

    Tuesday, August 27, 2019

    Unit 1: Identities and Origins

    • Pages 1-14 Textbook

      Oral Traditions

      Winter Count

      Christopher Columbus
      Massachusetts Bay Colony
      Anne Bradstreet
      Native Americans
      The Great Awakening
      Edward Taylor
      Puritans and Pilgrims
      Explorers Accounts
      John Smith

     Susan Power, Author Page 32 -34

    • Read and Discussed
      Differences between the Oral Tradition and The Written Tradition
    Monday,
    August 26, 2019

    Introductions

    Review of Course Requirements

    Interview Questions

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